While enjoying the busyness of work, I've also been finding great joy from creating a home. Having a place to call my own and being to welcome people into it for meals, and prayer, and late-night talks, and spend-the-nights, has been amazing.
One of the responsibilities and joys of a home is grocery shopping and cooking. Aldi's has become my favorite grocery store because there I am able to purchase healthy, raw ingredients for yummy food to feed anyone that comes by.
The other night I made spicy turkey meatballs in my cast iron skillet.
1/2 onion, chopped finely
Generous sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes
Sprinkle of garlic powder
Mix meat, onions, breadcrumbs, and spices together in a bowl while about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil is heating in the skillet on medium heat. Roll meat mixture into 2 inch balls. Drop into hot oil. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, turning them over ever two minutes to cook evenly. Once finished, place them on a plate with a paper towel in order to soak up excess oil.
Boil water for pasta. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
Mix marinara sauce with a tablespoon of pesto sauce and heat over medium heat.
Drain pasta. Serve meatballs and sauce over the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired. And it's always desired :)
Salad and summer watermelon go great as sides.